These easy and delicious wedding appetizers make planning your big day a breeze.
Serve one or opt for a nice selection, and your guests will thank you!
Everyone knows that the food is just as important as the vows, and you want to make sure your family and friends are happy and fed.
And there’s no better way to do that than with these fantastic wedding appetizers.
Serve some savory scallops at your sit-down dinner, or go for something finger-friendly if you want everyone to mingle.
Either way, just be sure to have plenty of tasty drinks available too!
Scallops are a sophisticated starter that most people splurge on when they go out for dinner.
Cook them right, and they’re tender, buttery, and scrumptious. And, how can you go wrong wrapping them in bacon?
Luckily, they’re pretty easy to make – even if you’re doing the food yourself.
Level up regular pigs in a blanket and bite into these incredible sausage rolls.
The creamy, cheesy, and meaty filling is stuffed into fluffy and flaky crescent rolls, making them insanely indulgent.
They’re the perfect balance of addictive, filling, and easy! Just what you need to keep the dance floor moving.
Cool and refreshing, gazpacho is an ideal wedding appetizer for a summer wedding.
This is a thick soup served cold and made with tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, and shallots.
It’s almost like a cross between salsa and a Bloody Mary. Yum!
This appetizer is beautiful, easy, and refreshing to boot.
These elegant and scrumptious snacks are just what your guests need for a night of dancing!
Skewer chunks of watermelon and feta with mint, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Of course, you could serve these in single bites if you prefer.
Sliders are one of my favorite party appetizers. They’re filling, fun, and fantastically versatile.
These mini cheeseburgers are bite-sized, and perfect for weddings! Who can pass up a cheesy burger mid-party?
Serve with a skewer for less mess and a pretty presentation.
6. Hanky Panky
This appetizer is sure to make headlines at your wedding. The name is noteworthy, but the tasty flavors are even better!
Sausage, ground beef, and cheese are a heavenly trio on toasted bread.
Serve this in bite-size pieces and watch them disappear.
Who says mac n cheese is for kids? These party poppers are perfect for all ages.
All you need is the best homemade mac n cheese recipe and a mini muffin pan. They’re rich, creamy, and loaded with cheesy goodness.
Add some bacon and chives for color and flavor, or go the extra mile with some fresh truffle shavings.
Caprese is a gorgeous appetizer for any occasion, but it’s particularly perfect for weddings.
The variation of color is beautiful, and the flavor is unparalleled. Plus, this version has a secret weapon.
Start with the obligatory tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Then, add some slices of peach, and serve with a thick balsamic dipping sauce.
That added note of fruit will make this irresistible.
Some people argue that prosciutto is better than bacon. If you’re one of those people, this recipe is for you!
Wrap asparagus in prosciutto and sprinkle with parmesan, then roast. It really is that easy!
Mushrooms are a delectable shell for finger-food-friendly munchies.
The stuffing consists of crab meat, mayo, parmesan, and a few flavorful spices. Mix that all up and bake it to perfection.
I like to add some chili flakes, but you can leave those out if you prefer.
These simple potstickers have chicken, sausage, and onion fillings.
They’re lightly pan-fried after stuffing and shaping to give them a superb golden finish.
But the key then is to add a bit of water to steam them. That way, they finish cooking and don’t burn.
Serve them with mild soy and sriracha dipping sauce, or go for something with a kick. Just be sure to label them!
Quiche is terrific as an appetizer because they’re great served hot or cold and can be made with any number of yummy fillings.
Add cheese and bacon, go for caramelized onions or pile in the veggies. Heck, you can even make them vegan with the right egg substitutes!
Make them mini, and they’re perfect for your wedding guests to mingle with.
This appetizer has to be at your wedding if you love cranberry sauce!
Mini cups filled with cream cheese and cranberry sauce are simple, elegant, and colorful too.
The cream cheese is mixed with green onions and topped with a tart cranberry relish.
Served in pre-made phyllo cups, they’re also pretty darn easy to whip up. Does it get any better?
Roll-ups, pinwheels, or meat rolls. Whatever you call them, they’re easy, frugal, and delicious!
These rolls feature cream cheese, capers, and salami, making them meaty and creamy with just a hint of salty tang.
Simply layer, roll, chill, and slice. They’re a great appetizer to make in advance and plate up on the big day.
Do you add avocado to BLTs, or is it just me?
It’s a simple addition, but it makes a world of difference, as you’ll see when you bite into these crostini!
These are simple, beautiful, and so tasty. But don’t be surprised if they’re gone in a flash!
Skewers are a great way to serve portable snacks at your wedding. And this appetizer is one of the best recipes around.
Marinating the chicken is key to getting the most flavor. Plus, you’ll baste them as they bake, so it caramelizes and turns sticky. Yum!
You can’t go wrong with shrimp cocktail. But instead of serving it in a glass, try these cocktail shooters instead.
It all starts with chilled shrimp, of course. Use pre-cooked if you’re in a rush.
Then all you need is to add a glug of cocktail sauce to a shot glass. Use store-bought if you want, but this blend of pineapple, hot sauce, and lime is to die for.
Salmon is always a safe choice if you’re looking to impress. It’s tasty, meaty, and looks fantastic no matter what.
Trust me; your guests will rave over these refreshing bites.
All you need are cucumbers, cream cheese, green onions, lemon, garlic, and smoked salmon. What a classic combo!
No party is complete without little smokies, amirite?
Of course, they’re even better if they’re wrapped in bacon and sprinkled with brown sugar.
They’re salty, sweet, and beyond delicious.
Lettuce wraps are a light and refreshing snack that will fill your guests up just enough before dinner.
Serve these with cocktails, and everyone will be more than happy to sit through photos and speeches before the main event!
21. Deviled Eggs
Classic deviled eggs are always a hit, so why not serve them at your wedding?
Your guests will love the comforting flavors of paprika, mustard, and boiled egg. And you’ll love that they’re frugal and straightforward.
Honestly, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
22. Soft Pretzels
Soft pretzel bars are all the rage at weddings.
First, they’re crazy easy to make and are even easier to devour.
Not only that, but this classic summer snack works with sweet and savory dips. So put out a variety and be sure to provide napkins.
Most cream puffs are filled with a sweet pastry filling, but these have a savory, cheesy twist.
Making choux pastry is a little more labor-intensive than other recipes on this list. But these fluffy little bites are more than worth it.
And the best part is that the pastry is neither sweet or savory, so you can make double and then fill half with cream and half with cheese.
These are an unforgettable appetizer that your guests will adore.
Simply stuff pitted dates with blue cheese, then wrap them in bacon and bake!
You can use goat cheese if you want something tangier or other soft cheeses like brie.
Bacon, guacamole, and sweet potato chips? If you’re not saying yum already, I’m not sure what else to say!
This is an excellent appetizer to serve for guests who may have allergy needs.
Free of all major allergens, the only people who can’t indulge are vegans. But, of course, you could leave the bacon off some of them.
Anything French is bound to be deep with flavor and a touch of class. These mini tartlets fit that bill to a tee.
In this recipe, pre-made tartlet cups are filled with a mixture of cream cheese, eggs, and caramelized onions.
They’re rich, sweet, and the perfect pick-me-up.
If you’re looking for a classic meat and potatoes style appetizer, this is the recipe for you!
You don’t have to pull out all the stops to wow your guests. Instead, just add sliced beef tenderloin and creamy goat cheese to crostinis.
These are simple, elegant, and mouthwateringly delicious.
28. Ahi Poke
Mini poke bowls are sure to bring the beach to any wedding venue.
Whether you’re oceanside for your nuptials or looking for refreshing seafood flavor, your guests will adore these.
This appetizer is like a cross between ceviche and seafood. You’ll use raw fish, green onion, sesame, and lots of flavor.
Serve the salad on its own, or add rice and avocado for more substance.
Summer is the time for weddings and barbeques. So, why not enjoy the best of both worlds with these BBQ chicken sliders?
Mounds of BBQ chicken, slaw, and cheese piled into toasty buns make for one totally irresistible dish that’s sure to be a crowd favorite.
If you’re looking for a colorful appetizer, this recipe takes the cake.
For a gorgeous presentation, skewer raspberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries.
Serve with mini cups of creamy vanilla-honey yogurt for dipping, and watch as your guests gobble them up!
Of course, you can swap out these fruits based on your preferences. For example, I like strawberries with cantaloupe and honeydew.
Dip isn’t ideal at weddings. It’s messy, and the last thing you want are sneaky kids double-dipping in the bowl.
The perfect solution to this is to make individual cups!
Layer beans, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and cheese, and don’t forget the fresh pico and black olives!
Garnish with tortilla chips and offer some veggie stick too.
Melon balls are adorable, thanks to their simple and elegant appearance.
So, if you want something bright, fresh, sweet, and savory, you can’t beat these skewers.
Assemble melon balls, mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes on skewers for a refreshing appetizer.
Your guests will love the fresh fruity flavors dressed in basil vinaigrette, while you’ll love the beautiful presentation.
33. Cuban Sliders
How do you make a classic ham and cheese slider better? You make it a Cuban slider, that’s how!
This recipe features pulled pork, ham, cheese, and pickles piled onto slider buns. Of course, you can’t forget the mustard!
These are great snacks to serve at a cocktail hour.
Loaded with protein, they’re sure to hold off your guests’ hunger. But they’re small enough to leave room for dinner service, too.
The best appetizers have plenty of flavors and textures, and this goat cheese crostini fits the bill.
It’s an explosion of yum between the tangy cheese, the sweet-savory marmalade, and the buttery pecans.
They’re lightly sweet, crunchy, and easy to make! Perfect for a touch of sophistication at DIY weddings.
These mini open-faced sandwiches are divine at a cocktail hour.
Sliced French bread topped with egg, salami or ham, pickles, cheese, and tomatoes will get the party started.
Potato salad is a great addition, too!
These are not your average stuffed peppers. Instead, these are keto stuffed peppers that taste like heaven and are totally scarf-worthy.
Baby bell peppers are loaded with a blend of cream cheese, walnuts, and green onions, making them fresh, creamy, and nutty.
You could add sausage if you want something more filling. Or maybe bacon!
Spinach dip is essential at every party, and weddings are no exception.
It’s creamy, cheesy, and herbalicious with hints of tang from the buttery artichokes.
Of course, it’s even better when it’s packed into bite-size pastry cups! These snacks are so simple yet full of soul-warming flavor.
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